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adult sized erector sets

2002-07-31 17:15:04+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Meuon's picks look like they'd be more fun, but if, like me, you're having to build erector set type things on an adult scale, FlexLink looks like they primarily do production lines, but they have a US division and catalog (I'm not a fan of their web strategy), and Meuon found Macron Dynamics, which has the MacFrame set of parts, and a series of linear actuators. What most amazes me is that it looks like a 3 meter 40x40mm structural bar is about $65, which isn't the order of magnitude difference I expected from what I've paid for slotted angle iron for various projects.

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#Comment made: 2002-12-13 20:23:14+00 by: acirone

Dear Dan, We appreciate your write up on Macron Dynamics, But your pricing is incorrect. Our standard 40x40 3 meters long is $45.00. If you have any questions call Macron at 1-800-MACRON-1(622-6771) Thanks Tony

#Comment made: 2002-12-14 18:33:42+00 by: meuon

Wow Dan. they found us! These guys are web literate even!

#Comment made: 2002-12-15 20:59:54+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep! Sorry, Tony, this bit of our production is still in Hong Kong, but... well... I'm still wondering what sort of cool things I could build at home.